And That Happened: Readers’ Choice Edition


Links to recaps and box scores from Thursday:


Cardinals 1, Tigers 2

Dodgers 1, Athletics 4

Rays 2, Nationals 5

Rockies 4, Phillies 1

Twins 1, Pirates 9

Marlins 5, Red Sox 6

Astros officially announce the Michael Brantley signing

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The Astros officially announced their signing of outfielder Michael Brantley to a two-year, $32 million deal.

Brantley, 31, played a mostly full season last year for the first time since 2015. He hit .309/.364/.468 with 17 home runs, 76 RBI, 89 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases in 631 plate appearances. He made the AL All-Star squad for the third time in his career.

As previously reported, the Astros plan to rotate Brantley between left field, first base, and DH.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Brantley.